CHYA Residents

Our first round of Artists in Residence for 2019 are Sophia D’Urso, Elijah Bik and Joshua Maxwell de Hoog. These three exptremly talented individuals come from vast disciplines. Together, their collaborated collaborated outcome is LANDINGS, a project focusing on sight and sound, priemering for one night only at CHYA on May 3rd 2019; Geelong After Dark.

Sophia D’Urso

Sophia is a multidisciplinary artist who primarily works within installation, sound and film-based work. She is interested in the structure of space, often working within site responsive environments.


Elijah Bik

New to Geelong young immersive visual artist Elijah Bik specialises in 2D and 3D motion visual graphic animation and effects. Focusing on real-time projections Elijah uses audio as input for motion. Also experiments to find balance between hypnotic, mesmerising and psychedelic techniques as projections or interactive installations combining the two. The aim is to desensitise the senses for the users experience. 

Joshua Maxwell de Hoog

Joshua Maxwell de Hoog is a Geelong-based artist, writer, poet and musician, and co-founder of Analogue Academy and lowercase poetry. Josh has exhibited in solo and group shows at Courthouse, was our visual arts intern in 2018, and continues to collaborate with us on projects and workshops – a true Courthouse alumni!